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Acanthoderes quadrigibba in Oklahoma?
January 15, 2009
Hi,
Last June I found this longhorn beetle. It was mottled brown with two white patches on its elytra. It was about a cm long, with black-and-white-banded antennae of the same length. I found pictures of Acanthoderes quadrigibba on BugGuide that looked similar, but I’m not sure if that’s what I found.

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

BugGuide has their range listed as the Eastern U.S., but I found mine in central Oklahoma. Was this little guy an A. quadrigibba, or just a similar species? Could he have been an introduced specimen, or is Oklahoma within the range for A. quadrigibba? Thanks for the help.
Josh Kouri

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

Hi Josh,
The photo looks correct, and BugGuide lists sightings from Texas, so we believe you are correct.

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

Acanthoderes quadrigibba

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